Natascha Gonnermann

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Psychotherapist BA(Hons), PGDip, MBACP
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Harrogate HG1 & HG3
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About me

Hello, my name is Natascha and I am a BACP accredited Integrative Psychotherapist with a child and young person specialism. I have experience working with and supporting children, young people and adults presenting with a range of issues, including depression/low mood, confidence/self-esteem, grief and loss, anxiety/stress, relationship issues, trauma, abuse and addiction.

I know reaching out for support can be daunting - as a child, young person or adult it is a brave step to take.  Working relationally, putting the relationship between client and therapist at the heart of the process and treating my clients as individuals is at the core of how I work.

Providing a confidential, warm, empathic and non-judgemental space whilst being able to draw on models, theories and approaches specific to my client's issues allows me to offer a bespoke service and help my clients to meet their individual needs and goals, encourage realising their own answers to their problems and support realising their desired outcomes.

As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I believe that integration is at the core of the work I do, both in the way I aim to support and encourage my clients to explore themselves, their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and to think about how their past may be informing their present so that they might integrate all parts of themselves in the here and now, and through the models I draw on to facilitate this. I use the principles, values and theories of a number of approaches, including Transactional Analysis and the Humanistic, Person-Centred, Trauma-informed and Creative approaches in my work. Depending on what might be needed, I may use an approach as a stand-alone or in combination with another, for example, with a young person I might use creative approaches such as sand tray, clay and drawing alongside the principles of the Person-Centred approach. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Originally from London, I returned home after completing my degree at Leeds University to work in medical and social care recruitment. This work inspired me to train as a Counsellor but it was when I took over the running of a family business that the opportunity arose for me to be able to undertake training at the BACP accredited Westminster Pastoral Foundation in Kensington, qualifying as a Psychodynamic Counsellor in 2006.

Through my work, therapeutic work and particularly the voluntary work I undertook in schools and charities, I witnessed an increasing need for therapeutic support for our children and young people, an area that I didn't believe my training was specialised enough for me to work in, but one that I was keen to expand in to. 

After a move to North Yorkshire, in 2017 I undertook BACP and UKCP accredited training at The Northern Guild of Psychotherapy in Newcastle, acquiring qualifications as an Integrative Psychotherapist with a child and young person specialism, and to broaden my knowledge base and expand on the theories, models and interventions I could use in my work with adults as an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

In addition to working in Private Practice, I have experience working face to face in schools, a GP practice, Charity and Therapy Centre, as well as online and on the telephone, with clients aged 4 to 90. Alongside this, my experience working in business for 25 years has given me both first-hand experience and insight to help support those who may be struggling with the complexities of running and working in a business environment.

I am a registered member of BACP (MBACP) and adhere to the ethical principles of the BACP Ethical Framework in my work. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with


£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Further information

I have an enhanced DBS. 

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1

Harrogate, HG3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Natascha Gonnermann
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